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Archive - Mar 2012

Suspect, victim in fatal shooting had long feud

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Robeson County authorities say the victim in a shooting outside a convenience store was once charged with killing the suspect's father. Full story...
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UNCW conference focuses on economic recovery, downtown strategies

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video New numbers suggest our local, state and national economy is making a slow but steady rebound from the great recession. Today, business owners, developers and economists in our area met to discuss the economic forecast and to devise strategies on how to get more folks to live, work and play downtown. Full story...
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Chris Wilcox to undergo heart surgery

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Whiteville native Chris Wilcox played in 28 games for the Boston Celtics this season. In fact he started four games, but Wilcox recently played his last game of the season. Wilcox will undergo heart surgery later this month to repair an enlarged aorta. Full story...
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Friends of the Library hope to pass $1M raised with weekend sale

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The Friends of the Library is holding its semiannual book sale. Since the group first began holding book sales in 1983 it has raised $945,000. With this sale, the group hopes to raise $55,000, which will break the $1 million mark this weekend. That's money that goes right back to the library. Full story...
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Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistake

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video Criticism of the New Hanover County Commission's vote against accepting a family planning grant has reached the state level, and now the board wants to reconsider. Full story...
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Panel keeps looking for savings at NC attractions

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Lawmakers aren't finished just yet with an effort to find cost savings at North Carolina's state museums and historic sites. Full story...
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Perdue says "fracking" can be done safely in NC

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she believes a drilling method for natural gas opposed by some citizens and environmental groups can be performed safely in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC county sues banks over mortgage robo-signing

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A North Carolina county is suing some of the country's biggest banks and a private mortgage registration system to force them to correct shortcuts that could create legal trouble for thousands of homeowners. Full story...
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